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My final FPL transfer decisions ahead of Gameweek 16 Wildcard

After an eventful Gameweek 14, in which I almost committed the deadly sin of selling Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), I couldn’t be happier with the end result: a total of 93 points and an overall rank well inside the Top 20K for the first time since Gameweek 10.

Considering the rumours from several sources saying Salah was going to be rested at Selhurst Park, I almost pulled the trigger and sold him for Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) on Saturday morning. However, since I wasn’t 100% convinced by the rumours, I decided to hold fire and hope for a cameo from the Liverpool midfielder at the very least. After all, it would be heartbreaking to sell him ahead of such a nice fixture just to find out the rumours weren’t true.

However, the rumours were very true and he was indeed benched. But Salah doesn’t need many minutes to wreak havoc and after his 16-pointer, I was relieved to have decided to save my transfer. In addition, Ruben Dias (£5.7m), Andrew Robertson (£7.3m), Jack Grealish (£7.8m) and my captain Bruno Fernandes (£11.0m) all delivered nine points or more, which felt great after three red arrows in a row.

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2,233 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BilalM
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Would anyone do Fernandes -> Salah?

    Seeing as United have 2 home games in the next 3. and Liverpool have the better fixtures

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Fernandes just scored a 17 pointer at home.

    2. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Fernandes has beat Salah's 16 (sixteen) points last week. Make conclusions.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Bruno is best player in the league atm on form & skills 😉
      Why would you sell him ?

      1. BilalM
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 23 hours ago

        Trying to get Salah in this team. With 2 ft

        4.5 / 4
        Lamptey, Cancelo, Zouma, Dallas, Mitchell
        KDB, Son, Bruno, Soucek, Burke
        Vardy, DCL, Watkins

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      I would find a way to keep/get both.

  2. Franfe98
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Hi guys

    Best 6.5 under midfielder?

    Thanks!

    1. Disco Stu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      El Ghazi or Raphina

    2. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Rafinha

    3. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Bowen or Raphinha. I prefer Bowen.

  3. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Martinez or McCarthy this week?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Martinez

    2. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Tough call. I'll say Martinez.

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Is my bench order correct?

    Martinez
    Dallas Coufal Matip
    KDB Bruno Salah(C) Son
    Bamford Adams DCL

    Steer Bednarek Taylor Bissouma

    1. Disco Stu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Looks good

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Nice team, yes.
      What's your plan for gw18 bad gw19 ?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        I have 1.2 ITB. FH 18 & BB 19.

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 22 hours ago

          I wouldn't fh. There is huuuuge dgw26

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 22 hours ago

            I plan to use WC for DGW 26.

    3. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      That mid is perfect

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Cheers

  5. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Mendy or Ederson for next 5 gw's ?

  6. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Morning folks, best moves here with 1FT and 0.6m itb. Planning to navigate through gw18 (with 8 players) and dgw19 (with 8 doublers) with 2 hits.

    Martinez
    Taylor Coufal Chilwell -- Lamptey Douglas
    Bruno Kdb Salah Son -- Burke
    Watkins Dcl Bamford

    A: Lamptey >> Dier...as planned but may end up with only 10 starters if coufal doesnt play

    B: Lamptey + Douglas >> Dallas + Balbuena (-4). Can bench taylor and also get taylor on if coufal doesn't play. Also, gets rid of douglas who is a dud and gives me the option to get a 3rd leeds player (raphina) next gw

    C: Chilwell + Douglas >> Cancelo/Dias + Dallas (-4). Similar logic to B

  7. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Save FT here chaps?

    Martinez
    Coufal Stones Zouma
    Son Salah Mahrez Bruno
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Forster* Dallas Taylor Burke

    1FT & 0.2 ITB

    1. HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Interesting you have Stones. Want to bring him in but doubt he is actually nailed. Stones or Diaz?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 23 hours ago

        if i had enough cash, i'd have gone for dias

      2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 23 hours ago

        Nobody bailed except ederson

  8. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Balbuena (BHA)
    Zouma (ars)

    1. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Pick one

      1. HellasLEAF
        • 11 Years
        25 days, 23 hours ago

        easily Balbuena for me

  9. kingbails
    • 10 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    2FT considering downgrading Kane to get Salah...

    McCarthy (Button)
    KWP, Walker, Dias, Alioski, (Kilman)
    Grealish. KDB, Son, Bruno, (Bissouma)
    Kane, Wilson, Bamford

    Walker, Grealish, Kane

    1). Mendy, Salah, Wood/Watkins -4
    2). Robbo, Salah,

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      I'd just keep Kane tbh.
      That CRY (a) result is a one-off, pretty much any player could score the way Palace were playing.
      WBA (h) might not be as easy as it looks either.

  10. WE GO FOR IT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    RP
    McCarthy
    TAA Alioski Coufal
    Salah (c) KdB Bruno Raphinha Soucek
    Bamford Kane

    Forster | Konsa Brewster Ferguson

    GTG?
    Should I play Konsa over Alioski?

  11. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Would you rather have a 6.1m (and below) midfielder or a 6.1m (and bellow) forward?

    basically a 352 or 343.

    I still have Watkins for this gw, but am looking forward to replacing him with a Leeds midfielder or Soucek

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Forward, Adams?

  12. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Bench one.

    a. zouma
    b. soucek
    c. dallas

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Soucek

    2. colby_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Zouma for me.

  13. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Fifth time in a row with (K)DB captain.
    Better return me a massive amount of points this time!

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Good to go and right bench order?

    Martinez
    Coufal Dier KWP
    Salah KDB Bruno Grealish Klich
    Kane DCL

    Forster Brewster Webster Mitchell

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

    1. Mauricios Cappuccino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      GTG

  15. bigbudgie
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Ryan
    Chilwell KWP Coufal Lewis Ferguson
    Fernandes KDB Mahrez Bowen Bissouma
    Kane Martial DCL

    2FT - should use one on Chilwell, but worth ripping up the team and a -4 possibly to get Salah? Kane or KDB would have to go...

    1. Mauricios Cappuccino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      What you thinking re mahrez? reckon he plays this week?

      1. bigbudgie
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        I'm thinking he will play

    2. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Also Ryan is not playing. Something wrong with the team.

      1. bigbudgie
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Dayum. Didn't realise he'd been dropped

    3. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 22 hours ago

      Who is your second keeper?
      Since Ryan is no longer first choice

      1. bigbudgie
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah I'm not on the ball this year, I missed him being dropped..him and Chilwell then I need to fix.

  16. Mauricios Cappuccino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    1) James to Matip
    or
    2) Mahrez to someone below 8.3?

    If keeping mahrez...

    A) Play
    Or
    B) Bench him and play Taylor/Walker Peters instead

  17. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Sanchez
    Dias | Dallas | Targett
    Bruno | Salah | Son | KDB | Grealish
    DCL | Bamford

    Forster | Reguilon | Brewster | Lewis

    Guys, any better candidates for bench than Reguilon?

    Playing away is the only reason.

    1. Mauricios Cappuccino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Id play over Dallas tbh

    2. TSN
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      i'd start reguilon and put dallas on bench

  18. as33
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Is it 2 much to have both Dias and Cancelo in a team?

    1. TSN
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      i guess. city like to rotate their defender a lot

    2. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      Especially with Walker out shoukd be OK for next several weeks least

  19. Gunner Boy
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Current backline with 1FT, 0.6 itb

    Martinez
    Coufal Stones Matip (Lewis, Mitchell)

    Which is better?

    1- Save the FT
    2- Lewis > Dallas (in case Coufal is in paternity leave as rumored)

  20. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    Guyss plzzz help

    Chilwell to:

    A) matip

    B) Coufal

  21. TSN
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    martinez
    taylor - zouma - cresswell - reguilon
    grealish - son - salah - bruno
    DCL - kane

    sub: macey - bissouma - brewster - mitchell
    1 FT

    a. reguilon --> coufal
    b. Save ft

    any other suggestion?
    thanks

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 23 hours ago

      What is wrong with Reguilon?

  22. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 23 hours ago

    NEW POST

  23. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 22 hours ago

    Dias or Cancelo?

    Need them to play this gw and def in gw18.

    Will Cancelo play this gw? yes walker is out but cancelo has played 4 in a row and pep would want to keep for the eve/che games. Can see a back 5 with bernardo?

    1. Geraaaard
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        I have chilwell and planning to get either dias, dier or matip.
        I think dias is more likely to start than cancelo. Altough you’ll never know what pep’s gonna do...

    2. phinisme
        25 days, 21 hours ago

        Chances of Aguero starting?

      • phinisme
          25 days, 20 hours ago

          Will Aguero start?

        • Natho79
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 20 hours ago

          On my wildcard so any suggestions or am I GTG?
          I just bet the kitchen sink on him DeBruyne turning the corner today and onwards. Fixtures are great until gw23 so fingers crossed.

          Wildcard team
          McCarthy
          Dallas, Stones, Walker-Peters
          Salah, DeBruyne, Fernandes, Son
          Kane, Bamford, McGoldrick

          Peacock-Farrell, Jones, Taylor, Neco Williams

          0.0 in the bank

        • Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Best James replacement here for max 5.6m? Planning to FH19.

          A) Dier
          B) Stones
          C) Gabriel
          D) Someone else

          McCarthy
          Cancelo, Targett, Bellerin
          Salah, KDB, Son, Bruno
          Bamford, Watkins, Wilson

          Forster, James, Riedewald, Douglas
          Bank 0.5m, 2FT

          1. Natho79
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            Probably A as he's Mourinho pet and park the bus tactics...

        • Natho79
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          has taken a few free kicks recently as well.

        • MikeNash404
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Who to start this game week?

          A) Dallas
          B) Taylor

        • Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Bruno on 23 baps already. Beast.